In thus column, published in The New York Times, a teacher talks about how listening can do more than lecturing. While she learned this lesson too late to help one student, that student’s honest comments helped the teacher do a better job with those to come.
As we set out to improve college teaching, we believed that our experts would be professors who have expertise to share. Years of experience, research and some a-ha moments have shown them how to manage the delicate balance between open and respectful dialogue.
We’d like to hear from you.
Share your best practices by adding comments to this post, on other posts on this site and what you see on social media. We will read your comments and use categories or tags to connect everything. Whether you have a listening technique, a teaching hack or part of your teaching philosophy, we’d like to read your best ideas. Some will be incorporated in the “To My Professor” guide.
Welcome to MSU School of Journalism. We are looking for posts by college students with messages they would like to convey to professors. Our aim is excellent college teaching.
We will be adding a page for anonymous posting.
Our goal is a learning tool in book form for 2016.